Friday, May 12, 2023

Riachi Lebanese Whisky & Arak

New from Lebanon

Riachi Athyr Lebanese Single Malt Whisky...$114.99 / 700ml
  • Expression: Lebanese Oak – Cask Strength
  • Mash Bill: Floor malted 6 row Lebanese barley that has been sun dried.
  • Aging: Minimum 8 years in Lebanese clay terracotta vats with cured Lebanese oak (Quercus Libani).
  • Barrel entry: 63% Alcohol by volume
  • Average angel’s share: 1-2% alcohol by volume per year.
  • Average bottling strength: 51 – 56.5% Alcohol by volume.
  • Distillation: Double distilled in an 1800 L copper pot – gooseneck still that has a 47 m long copper coil condenser.
  • Batch size: From 100 to 900 bottle
Athyr is the first Lebanese single malt whisky. It’s made from Lebanese malted barley and aged in Lebanese oak using clay terracotta vats, which is the traditional method of aging spirits in Lebanon. Athyr has a deep amber color with intense wood notes that are complemented with herbaceous and fruit notes that are imbued from the fruity wash of the Lebanese malt. Notes: oak, vanilla, coffee, toffee, carob molasses, caramel, dehydrated yellow fruits, black tea, green tea.

Riachi Levant Highlands Dark Malt...$39.99 / 750ml
Levant Highlands is a Lebanese craft malt whisky forged in the heart of Mount Lebanon by Riachi Winery & Distillery. This unique spirit has an unmistakably rebellious soul, that pushes the boundaries of whisky craft and explores its fringes. This release is a tribute to the Lebanese heights of Mount Hermon, home to the palace of Baal, the Canaanite god of the seasons and fertility. Its pathos is reflected in its rich and aromatic profile which makes it suitable for the colder times of the year, yet light bodied and can be savored in the warmer months. This pure malt release is made from highly roasted imperial DARK malted barley designed for high quality porter & Stout beer.  It is double distilled in out copper gooseneck still and aged in virgin white oak, bestowing wonderful notes of vanilla, condensed milk, Maple syrup & molasses complemented with waves of chocolate, toffee, and roasted espresso.

Riachi Arak Al Jouzour...$24.99 / 700ml
Masterfully crafted at the hands of Riachi winery and distillery, Arak al Jouzour is an embodiment of more than 180 years of experienced craftsmanship and passion. This arak hind green Levantine aniseed in our copper pot gooseneck still, then aged in traditional clay Amphora. Silky smooth texture and intensely refreshing green aromas makes quintuple the ideal Lebanese mezza aperitif, pairing magnificently with the zesty and spicy Mediterranean cuisine.

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